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  1. Prechel, James A. AA, GTS
  2. Sedlack, Robert E. MD
  3. Harreld, Frank A.
  4. Sederquest, Melissa M.


Looping is a common occurrence during colonoscopy. Once a loop has occurred and the endoscopist has reduced it, abdominal pressure given by the technician will help the loop from re-forming. In this article, we discuss some of the common loops that are formed, the methods the endoscopist must employ to reduce the loop, and the type of abdominal pressure used by the technician to help prevent the loop from re-forming and, thus, help attain cecal intubation. Hand placement for abdominal pressure is discussed and illustrated to provide a visual guide for the technician.